Tuesday, July 18, 2017

HUD Drops Obama-Era Fight With New York County Over Local Zoning Laws

Via Billy

The new leadership at the Department of Housing and Urban Development finally accepted an analysis of fair housing opportunities in Westchester County, New York, after the Obama administration had denied the analysis 10 times before.

Obama’s HUD claimed that some county zoning laws were racially exclusionary.

The analysis was required as part of a settlement from a 2009 lawsuit that alleged that the county had lied when it said it had analyzed issues that could block access to affordable housing. The analysis had determined that there were “no evidence of exclusionary zoning across Westchester,” according to the office of Westchester County Executive Director Rob Astorino, who came into office after the settlement was reached.

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